Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.19
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date April 30, 2024

STARS v2.2

California State University, Sacramento
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.15 / 5.00 Ben Fell
Interim Associate Dean
Academic and Professional Programs
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
52

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
2

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
3.85

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
CE 28A Water Treatment Plant Operation I

This introductory course provides an overview of the need for water treatment, the importance of providing safe water for the public and the theory and operation of conventional water treatment plant processes. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge and skills needed by an operator working in a conventional water treatment plant treating surface water.


CE 28B Water Treatment Operation II

Building on the knowledge obtained in I, this secondary course introduces advanced information on the theory and operation of conventional water treatment plant processes. In addition, the more advanced processes including iron and manganese control, fluoridation, softening, trihalomethane prevention, demineralization, and handling and disposal of process wastes are presented. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced knowledge and skills needed by an operator working in a conventional water treatment plant treating surface water including instrumentation, safety, advanced laboratory procedures, water quality regulation and administration.


CE 29 Small Water System Operation and Maintenance

This course is designed to train operators in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining small drinking water supply and treatment system, with emphasis on the use of safe practices and procedures. Topics include the role and duties of small system operators, water sources and treatment processes; operation and maintenance procedures for small water treatment plants; disinfection; safety; laboratory procedures; setting water rates; and how to solve water treatment plant math problems. Detailed descriptions of the components of a drinking water well are presented, and operators will learn how to set up a wellhead protection program; operate, maintain and rehabilitate wells; disinfect wells and pumps; and troubleshoot operating problems.


CE 38A Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants I

This introductory course provides an overview of the need for wastewater treatment, the importance of wastewater treatment for protecting public health and the environment, and the theory and operation of wastewater treatment plant processes. Emphasis will be placed on developing knowledge and skills needed by an operator working in a municipal wastewater treatment plant. Unit processes covered in this course include preliminary treatment, sedimentation and floatation, biological treatment processes, and disinfection.


CE 38B Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants II

This secondary course builds on the knowledge base developed in the introductory course and introduces advanced information on the theory and operation of municipal wastewater treatment plant processes. In addition, units on residuals processing, effluent discharge, and plant safety and maintenance are presented. Emphasis will be placed on developing advanced knowledge and skills needed by an operator working in a municipal wastewater treatment plant, including computer applications, safety, laboratory procedures, and treatment plant administration.


CE 39 Advanced Waste Treatment

This course is designed to train operators in advanced wastewater treatment processes. Treatment processes covered in include nitrogen and phosphorus removal, enhanced biological nutrient removal, wastewater reclamation and reuse, and instrumentation and control systems. Additionally, high purity oxygen plant operation and maintenance, odor control, and residual solids management are covered in this advanced course.


Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
Two

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation Specialist In the United States, we expect the water we use to be safely managed and treated. The people responsible for providing these invaluable services are wastewater treatment plant operators. In order to be employed by a wastewater treatment plant, operators must be licensed or certified by their states. To be eligible to take a state certification exam, operators must provide proof of having earned continuing education units in their chosen field. Our Wastewater Treatment certificate program may be used to satisfy this requirement. Wastewater treatment operators play an important role in protecting and enhancing water resources, public health, and the environment. Courses include (each 6 units): 1) CE 38A-Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants I, 2) CE 38B-Operation of Wastewater Treatment Plants II, and 3) CE 39-Advanced Waste Treatment Water Treatment Plant Operations Specialist The ready availability of a clean, safe drinking water supply is expected in the United States. The people responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of the supply are water treatment plant operators. In order to be employed by a water treatment plant, operators must be licensed or certified by their states. To be eligible to take a state certification exam, operators must provide proof of having earned continuing education units in their chosen field. Our Water Treatment Plant Operation certificate program may be used to satisfy this requirement. Water treatment plant operators play an important role in protecting and enhancing water resources, public health, and the environment. Courses include (each 6 units): CE 28A-Water Treatment Plant Operation I, 2) CE 28B-Water Treatment Operation II, 3) CE 29-Small Water System Operation and Maintenance


Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

https://cce.csus.edu/course-listing/wastewater-treatment-plant-operation-specialist-courses


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